GM parked himself at the corner of P St. and Wisconsin over the weekend for just five minutes. Here’s what he saw:
If you can’t quite make it out, each one of these people were either talking on their cell phones or checking their email/Facebook/whatever. The last woman has both hands on the phone typing away.
Remember, this is just five minutes. If this is accurate, it suggests that every single minute on Wisconsin Ave., there’s somebody driving by who’s either chatting on the phone or seeing how many of their friends “liked” their photos from the bar last night. Every single minute.
Just something to keep in mind when discussions of pedestrian safety or traffic flow are brought up. And it’s something to consider the next time you hear someone lecture bikers about how they shouldn’t get specal treatment until they can start obeying the law.